Nancy Steedle


The deaths of a priest, a psychologist, and a young woman, all apparently due to natural causes, puzzle homicide Detective Donovan Burke.  Were their deaths really due to natural causes or something more sinister?

Discovering that a bell was found beside each of the bodies, Burke searches for a connection between the victims, a search that leads him to Kristi Nelson.  Are the deaths merely a coincidence, or is a clever killer roaming the streets of Des Moines?  If so, is Kristi Nelson his next victim?

As the holidays come to a close and a New Year's Eve blizzard envelops the city, it's a race against time, but time is running out for Kristi.  Fleeing for her life, she runs through the city's skywalks, unaware that down on the streets the police are in a race of their--a race to avert another winter kill.